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Sep 16, 2010 4:00am EDT
holding up his tax plan to prop up small businesses and the middle class nbc's tracie potts jones us for more. >> increasingly, docrats disagree with him over taxes and republans are digging in, not good sign for a compromise seven weeks before an election. w do win a tax fight and an election? first, solidify the base. >> don't forget who is standing with you and who is standing against you. >> then put pressure on your opponent. >> we simply don't have time any more to play games. >> reporter: extending tax cuts to americans earning over $250,000 has become the lightning rod for a nasty partisan fight heading into november. republicans aren't wavering. >> republicans are united. no tax accuracies on nobody. >> reporter: even house leader john boehner who suggested sunday he might support the president is backing off. >> would you vote for -- >> want to extend all of the current tax rates -- >> reporter: tuesday's primary appears to have excluded both sides. analysts say tea party wins could backire on republicans. >> seems like it was a sense of voter nullification, like we're not
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Sep 7, 2010 4:00am EDT
yesterday to use the nation's crumbling infrastructure as a vehicle to help put the nation's stalled economy back on track and americans back to work rebui rebuilding runways, railways, and roads. republicans in washington wasted no time blasting the proposal after the president blamed the gop for putting u.s. economy in reverse. nbc's tracie potts joins us us now from washington with more. tracie, good morning. >> good morning. the white house officials have no numbers but this would put americans back to work. the white house says it's not a stimulus, but the idea is similar. $50 billion for infrastructure, fixing 100,000 miles of roads, 150 miles of runways, and building a new air traffic control system. >> anybody want more delays at airports? >> no. >> no, i didn't think so. >> president obama says it will create jobs and won't cost a dime of borrowed money. >> this is a plan that will be fully paid for. it will not add to the deficit over time. >> republicans attacked saying americans are skeptical about spending more money. they're still looking for the shovel-ready jobs they
NBC
Sep 9, 2010 4:00am EDT
floodwaters. a rescue crew used the ladder to get to the car, pull the woman through her sun roof and lift her to safety. >>> and in south carolina a nervous tad gave his little girl the surprise of a lifetime. just back from a five-month extended tour in the middle east, the master sergeant waited in the cool hallway, the 8-year-old turned the corner and sprung into her dad's arms, crying, but happy once again to be daddy's little girl. how sweet. >>> and now for a look at your national and regional weather. let's check in with nbc's meteorologist bill karins. good morning, bill. >> the tornado was really an isolated case but it was almost right through downtown dallas. that was what was tropical storm hermine now up in oklahoma. going to spread heavy rain in missouri as we go throughout the day today. there are two weather stories today. one is the cool air that has pushed through the middle states and the other is the heavy rainfall that continue this morning. the worse is tulsa helding into the ozarks. we could see flash flooding in the ozarks during the day today. temperaturewise
NBC
Sep 3, 2010 4:00am EDT
, police are looking for a group of well-coordinated robbers who used a stolen pickup truck to crash into a store and steal an atm machine. police say the band of thieves got away with a couple hundred dollars using another stolen vehicle to smash into the machine. unfortunately, damage done to the start is worth more than the money and the machine combined. >>> in texas, police seized nearly 20,000 pounds of marijuana with a street value of $10 million. the mature four-to-12-foot plants were found in a densely forested area outfitted with an irrigation system and lookout platform. no arrest have been made. >>> and in florida, a miami dolphin training session came to a complete stand still when defensive end lang ford lost his 2.5 carat, $50,000 earring. he forgot to remove his jewelry before practice and ended up losing one. the line searched the field but to no avail. brutal. >>> now for a look at your national and regional weather, we check in with bill karins with the weather channel forecast. good morning. >>> good morning, everyone wants to know in light of what it's doing in the ca
NBC
Sep 27, 2010 4:00am EDT
thunderstorms on and off a possibility of rains in the appalachians. if you're watching us on wnne 31 white river junction in vermont. definitely more than just fixal. got all fired up. six artists from vermont in near buy shelburne at the shelburne museum. >>> the question is are you fired up today. >> i am a little bit. >> good. >> not sure why but i am. >> i haven't seen you for a while. all right. see you soon. here's an early look at this morning's headlines in entertainment. back in the '80s greed w good but today at the box office greed is just okay. the long awaited sequel wall street's money never sleeps won the box office title this week but fell short of expectations taking in only $19 million. the experts blamthat underperformance on failure to attract the younger crowd. a whopping 65% of wall street's audience was over the age of 30. also underperforming this weekend legend of the guardians, an animated fantasy adventure cost $130 million to make and some picked to win but it only managed second with a little over $16 million. perhaps the weekend's top performer was ben affleck
NBC
Sep 24, 2010 4:00am EDT
us on who13, des moines, iowa, check out the state's largest arts and crafts fair at the iowa state fairgrounds. that's yo "early today" event of the day. i'm going to my last fair, my last funnel cake of the summer. it's a sad, but enjoyable event. >> yummy. i love those deep fried foods. >> deep fried oros. >> and twinkies. >>> on the silver screen this weekend, look for a razor close finish. the obvious, "wall street was one of the iconic movies of the '80s. michael douglas is featured as gordon gekko. interest is predictably high among older movie goers, but only so-so with the ynger crowd. it is only the experts luke warm favorite to take the number one spot with about $20 million. >>> at firstglance, "legend of the guardians outlines of gahoul" may not seem lik a contender. it's base odd a popular book series and there haven't been many family options in theaters ately. most see it finishing second, but a few experts have gone out of a limb and suggested it will be this weekend's upset winner. bill, i was going to ask you if you're doing the movie this weekend. >> i probably w
NBC
Sep 21, 2010 4:00am EDT
holiday season. your early morning business headlines are straight ahead. >>> us, who else was in on the joaquin phoenix hoax? >>> th 9ers push the super bowl hamps to the bnk and a player takes out an unruly fan. you're watching "early today." >> good morning, and welcome back to "early today." i'm lynn berry. here are some ofour top headlines this morning. >>> former president jimmy cart every is trying to clarify comments he made to nbc's brian williams that his post presential work has been superior to that of his successor. after his comments aired last night, carter releaseda statement saying that he was areferring to opportunities from his organization, the carter center. >>> a washington woman who splashed acid on her face and claims she was attacked is now facing charges. they relate to nearly $28,000 in donations that were collected to help pay for the woman's treatment after the incident. >>> an english woman who sparked international outrage after she was seen dumping a cat into a trash bin has now been charged with two counts of animal cruelty. >>> and brazilian authorit
NBC
Sep 15, 2010 4:00am EDT
paladino defeating rick lazio. >> all andrew offers us is startus cuomo. >> thank you, thank you, thank you. >> reporter: also in new yk despiting facing voters for the first time fais while facing ethics chrges, charles rangel had an easy win. nbc news. >> one result is still spending. that the new hampshire primary. preliminary results show kelly ayotte is ahead of ovide lamontagne the. >>> sarah shourd is free after spending a year in an iranian prison. but t story is not over. two other american hikers still face espionage charges. >> reporter: it was a happ ending tonight for sarah shourd, released from an iranian prison and flown immediately to oman, who put up the $500,000 that iran was demanding for her bail cording to some reports. >> on behalf of myself and my family, if anything, i'm standing here today because of the efforts of many people and many governments. >> reporter: she was reunited there with her mother, nora, who with the other two mowers had beenobbying and begging for the release of their chdren, saying that they had simply wandered across the border, an u
NBC
Sep 10, 2010 4:00am EDT
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Sep 2, 2010 4:00am EDT
? >> kristen dahlgren there for us in north carolina. kristen, thank you. >>> police in maryland shot and killed an armed gunman who took three hostages inside the maryland headquarters of the discovery channel yesterday. court records show the 43-year-old radical environmentalist began protesting against the cable tv channel two years ago, hoping to convince executives to devote more programming time to environmental issues. nbc's brian mooar has our report. >> reporter: for four terrifying hours, a gunman carrying what looked like bombs held three hostages inside the discovery channel building just outside the nation's capital. negotiations with 43-year-old james j. lee broke down. authorities say they had to open fire after he made an aggressive move with his gun. >> he pulled out the handgun that he came in with and pointed it at one of the hostages. at that point, our tactical units moved in. they shot the suspect. the suspect is deceased. >> reporter: most of the hundreds of people inside the building had no clue what was going on until they were being evacuated. >> panic, nervous,
NBC
Sep 6, 2010 4:00am EDT
tracie potts joins us from washington with more. good morning to you. >> reporter: lynn, good morning. this is traditionally the day that we celebrate american workers, but today president obama will be telling them to hang on. this afternoon president obama spends labor day with union workers in milwaukee. union lieders say what's traditionally a day of celebration has become a day of frustration for many. >> 11 million people out of work have less to be thankful for than those on wall street that will doing quite well. >> reporter: unemployment creeped up to 9.6% friday, jobs are being created, but not nearly fast enough to employ the millions left jobless in this recession. today and in cleveland wednesday, the president will talk about the slow recovery and urge congress to approve $100 billion in tax breaks for small business. >> that's really what the bottom line is, small businesses are the engine of growth. government doesn't create the jobs. all we do is help train people for those jobs. >> reporter: the unemployment rate could have a big impact on november's elections. democ
NBC
Sep 14, 2010 4:00am EDT
a boiling point. tracy potts joins us live now from council. good morning, acy. big day. >> it's going to be a big week and a big season headed into these elections as congress figures out whether or not to extend these bush taxuts that are expiring at the end of the year. coming out of the weekend, republican leader john boehner who had been very critical of the president's plan signaled that he might support it order to get something done before these tax cuts expires. but all hopes of a compromise were dashed when his pay came out strongly yesterday and said that these tax cuts must be preserved for everyone, the poor, the mile class and, yes, the wealthy, those who make over $250,000. his party is not the only group that supports that we now know of least three democrats who say, look, this is the wrong time with our economy still not on good footing to raise taxes. we need to preserve these tax cuts for everyone. so it's a fight not only against republicans, but against some members of the democric party, as well. lynn. >> tracy potts for us in washington. tracy, thank you.
NBC
Sep 30, 2010 4:00am EDT
frustrated with what congress didn't get done. tracie potts has more for us from washington. >> reporter: good morning, everyone. there was no decision on taxes, what to do about extending the bush tax cuts at the end of the year. democratic leaders had said they will not deal with that before the election. that's exactly what happened. but they barely got out of town without doing so in the house after a last-minute speech by republican leader john boehner that drew 39 democrats to his side. in the end, they agreed to adjourn without dealing with taxes by just one vote. but there was a flurry of activity before the house adjourned. they did approve several bills, including a stopgap spending measure so the government can continue to function for another two months. the fiscal year ends tomorrow. thealso approved a nasa bill that deals with the future of that program, extends both the space shuttle and the space station programs and ends the bush era program that would have landed astronauts on the moon once again. finally, a 9/11 program was extended, as well, in fact, appr
NBC
Sep 8, 2010 4:00am EDT
voters that he knows what it's like to struggle through tough times. nbc's tracie potts joins us from washington with more on how the president plans to reexcuse the company. >> one of the harshest critics is from john boehner in a region that's been hit hard by unemployment. the president expected to urge congress to let the bush tax cuts expire for the wealthy, individuals earning over $200,000 and couples over the $50,000, plus he wanted to spend $50 billion on transportation projects and create $200 billion in business tax breaks allows small businesses to write off business investments giving them more money to hire new workers. >> we're talking investments tomorrow that are creating thousands of private sector jobs right now. >> reporter: all of it ending for tax breaks by big companies. they say it's the wrong approach. >> i don't think americans want any more stimulus coming out of washington. we need to get our arms out of out of control spending. >> it's to aid democrats in november that's sick of washington politics. >> the state of the nation is what should be the driving
NBC
Sep 1, 2010 4:00am EDT
from washington. >> reporter: lynn, good morning. with the military operations in iraq behind us, president obama made it clear that the next big mission is right here at home. >> the american combat mission in iraq has ended. >> reporter: with combat troops now out of iraq, president obama announced a new mission. >> our most urgent mission is the economy and putting americans back to work. >> reporter: his focus now? jobs and afghanistan. he promised the pullout there will begin next summer. >> open-ended war serves neither our interests or the afghan people. >> reporter: republicans criticized the president for opposing the surge. >> some leaders who opposed, criticized, and fought tooth and nail against the surge strategy now proudly claim credit for the results. >> we pledge all we can do always to protect and defend the state of israel. >> reporter: today, president obama meets with israeli prime minister netanyahu and palestinian president abbas. the goal is to resume direct talks between palestinians and iraq israel, they have been hold for two years. >>> folks are on wat
NBC
Sep 17, 2010 4:00am EDT
. the swells will be with us probably all weekend long. bermuda, a category three possibly for you. sunday night, it will be a close call whether you go through the eye of the storm or not. as far as the weathertoday, nothing like yesterday. rain early today in new england, but all the severe weather and the bad storms have eted. we're watching hot conditions alung the gulf and cooler weather in the plains. as far as the wet weather goes, most of it is exiting. that's a look at your national forecast. here a look at the weather outside your window. we're clearing out nicely from d.c. to new york. temperatures are still pretty mild. raleigh to atlanta, temperatures near 90. yesterday raleigh was in the 90s once again breaking the record for the most 90-degree days. we'll have the weekend forecast coming up a little later in the show. >> all right. bill, thank you. >>> unemployment improves. gold hits the ights and a tweeter makes the most wanted list. your early morning business headlines are straight ahead. >>> plus, is he pulling our leg just an eccentric artist? we've got the ans
NBC
Sep 29, 2010 4:00am EDT
. the president turned up the hat on his own party members yesterday. nbc tracie potts has more for us in washington. good morning to you, tracie. >> veronica, good morning. we're now starting to hear a tough love message from president obama, aimed not at republicans, but aimed at his own party. he said buck up and he called republicans -- rath democrats irresponsible if they're sitting on their hands complaining. he said it's inexcusable to sit on the delines. we heard some of this in wisconsin yesterday at a huge college rally, trying to fight what polls and pundits say is apathy. he told students we can't let the country fall backwards because we didn't care enoughto fight. he's doing this four-state swing through several states around the country trying to drum up support because polls are showing that democrats cod be in trouble as we head into november's elections. in fact, we have a new nbc "wall treet journal" poll take a look at this. republicans now have a three-point lead over democrats, but that's down from a nine-point lead just last month. and looking at this question, w
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Sep 22, 2010 4:00am EDT
using the issue to score political points. steve handelsman has more. >> i snd here today on two good legs again as a prud, gay marine. >> democrats roll out their big guns. eric alfa, one of the first warriors hurt in the war. alva got a medical discharge. ut since don't ask, don't tell took effect in 1993, 13,000 men and women have been kicked out of the militar >> but it's long past time to repeal this policy, which is both unjust, un-american and extremely hurtful to the effectiveness of our military. >> reporter: but republicans blocked the vote. >> the motion is not agreed to. >> reporter: john mccain opposes this repeal. >> we would be ignoring the troops a casting aside the ofessional military advice given by each of the four service chiefs. >> in fact, just before president obama awarded a medal of honor to the marine he's chosen to keep in command of the corps said don't let gays serve openly yet. we're not quite sure what the impact would be. >> reporter: a bigger blow came fm susan collins who backs repeal. >> now is not the time to play politics simply because an election
NBC
Sep 13, 2010 4:00am EDT
congressional hearing this week. >> many questions must be answered by all of us, whose job it is to protect our people. >> reporter: protection seems too late for many of the san bruno residents who finally got the all-clear on sunday to go home. >> i'm anxious. when we left i thought i'm leaving all of 36 years of memory in a house and i may never see them again. >> reporter: memories now tainted with many inanswered questions, frances coe, nbc news. >>> a look at some other stories making news early today in america. in alabama a police officer is recovering after a bizarre series of accidents sent him to the emergency room. the officer was first thrown 50 yards off his motorcycle when it crashed and caught fire. after a vehicle moved out of line during a funeral procession. an ambulance responded to the scene but soon after en route to the hospital it overturned and caught fire. the officer suffered multiple broken bones and significant trauma to his legs and arms. >>> more than 25,000 people filled new york's central park for a five kilometer race for the cure. politicians, cele
NBC
Sep 28, 2010 4:00am EDT
. live with us this morning with the latest. good morning to you, tracie. >> veronica,ood morning. what you'll see this week will take on a distinct campaign trail, designed to use what worked for them two years ago during the presidential campaign, the president swinging through states to energize young voters and to sell his economic plan. part of that pan was helping small businesses. we saw that as he designed the small business plan into law yesterday creating a $30 billion fund to give them more money to free up money for these businesses to expand and hire workers. today, president obama takes his message to albuquerque, new mexico, where he'll continue a series of backyard meetings with voters and have a big rally at the university of wisconsin later on tonigt. as we get closer to the election, we're seeing the administration get much more aggressive in tone and message, by vice presint biden saying to republicans stop wining and loor for alternatives out there. president obama calling their pledge to america irrespsible. today, we'll find out what voters think consumer confiden
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Sep 23, 2010 4:00am EDT
. michelle franzen is live for us in new york. >> reporter: good morning, amara. certainly the president's speech will focus on what he talked about last year and rebuilding a lot of the internatial relatio following the bush administration's foreign policy. but many of the same issues are still -- president is still facing with foreign policy agenda, including much in the middle east. of course, combat units in iraq ft there at the end of awl august, but still, about 50,000 troops remain in iraq, training security forces there and in afghanistan, troops, of course, have been increased along with the attacks by insurgents. and certainly talks, peace talks for the mile east twin israeli and palestinian leaders got a jump start earlier this month, but so far, still no direct talks planned in the meantim ofcourse, iran and north korea's defiance over international sanctions and pressure to stoptheir nuclear program will take the stage, as well. president obama is expected to speak early this morning and following iran's president this afternoon act mood ma dean jahm will be speaki
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Sep 20, 2010 4:00am EDT
several months. other charges filed allege soldiers dismembered and photographed corpses, used illegal drugs, tried to interfere with the investation, and asulted one private who blew the whistle on the attacks. the accused soldiers reportedly deny any wrongdoing. >>> and now here's a look at some other stories making news early today in america. in utah crews are working to contain a fast-moving fire that allegedly broke out at a machine gun range during a training exercise prompting the evacuation of over 1,000 homes. so far, there are no reports o fatalities or injuries, ough one woman was treated for smoke inhalation. >>> in new jersey, crews worked to clean up thousands of rotting fish that washed up at a local beach. it's not clear what caused the massive fish kill, but low oxygen levels could be to blame. the depament of environmental protection is investigating. >>> and in louisiana, local artists and celebrities came together for a unique fundraising project. turning shin-high shrimp boots into works of art. over 40 uniquely designed boots, including one signed by saints head
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